Kahne on Pole with Record Lap

Kasey Kahne put in a record-breaking lap to secure pole for the Carquest 300 Busch Series race at Charlotte's Lowes Motor Speedway

Kahne on Pole with Record Lap

Kahne beat Greg Biffle and Busch points leader Carl Edwards to the top time, with defending Champion Martin Truex Jr next up.

Kahne's 186.735mph lap brought his third pole of the season and he was one of 13 drivers to break the previous record, continuing a trend at Charlotte this year after track work was carried out to smooth out the surface in all four corners.

Kahne, Biffle and Edwards all took their qualifying runs late in the session, which proved a bonus as track temperatures cooled late in the day. Truex had been the 16th driver out and his time occupied the top spot for almost an hour until Kahne hit the track.

Biffle reckoned he was on a lap which should have brought pole, before he got a little overambitious in Turn 3.

"I went across 1 and 2 nearly wide open," he explained, "and when I went into Turn 3 I was going way too fast. I got sideways down there and I gave up a lot more than I missed him by."

Qualifying for the Carquest Auto Parts 300 - Lowe's Motor Speedway:

Pos  Driver               Make       Speed
 1.  Kasey Kahne          Dodge      186.735
 2.  Greg Biffle          Ford       186.432
 3.  Carl Edwards         Ford       186.194
 4.  Martin Truex Jr.     Chevrolet  185.976
 5.  Paul Menard          Chevrolet  185.535
 6.  Reed Sorenson        Dodge      185.522
 7.  Johnny Sauter        Dodge      185.319
 8.  Brian Vickers        Chevrolet  185.287
 9.  Clint Bowyer         Chevrolet  185.160
10.  Tyler Walker         Dodge      185.008
11.  Denny Hamlin         Chevrolet  184.995
12.  Bobby Labonte        Chevrolet  184.603
13.  Kevin Harvick        Chevrolet  184.565
14.  Ryan Newman          Dodge      184.093
15.  Elliott Sadler       Ford       183.899
16.  J.J. Yeley           Chevrolet  183.867
17.  Brent Sherman        Dodge      183.811
18.  Stacy Compton        Ford       183.717
19.  Kyle Busch           Chevrolet  183.605
20.  David Stremme        Dodge      183.524
21.  Jeremy Mayfield      Dodge      183.418
22.  Michael Waltrip      Chevrolet  183.188
23.  Dave Blaney          Chevrolet  183.132
24.  Ashton Lewis         Ford       183.070
25.  Kenny Wallace        Ford       183.032
26.  Jimmie Johnson       Chevrolet  182.859
27.  Jeff Green           Dodge      182.568
28.  Joe Nemechek         Chevrolet  182.476
29.  Michel Jourdain Jr.  Ford       182.328
30.  Mark Green           Chevrolet  182.291
31.  Jon Wood             Ford       182.242
32.  Tony Stewart         Chevrolet  181.726
33.  Shane Hmiel          Chevrolet  181.653
34.  Kertus Davis         Chevrolet  181.653
35.  Sterling Marlin      Dodge      181.610
36.  Jason Keller         Ford       180.917
37.  Stanton Barrett      Chevrolet  180.717
38.  Tim Fedewa           Dodge      176.355
39.  Justin Labonte       Chevrolet  176.148
40.  Derrike Cope         Ford       175.953
41.  David Green          Ford       173.863
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